Posted In: tesla, carbon-dioxide emissions, california
Luxury electric car maker Tesla is expected to report a profit on Wednesday. The profit comes not from the $100,000 cars, but from California Zero Emission Vehicle Credits that amount to thousands of dollars a car when resold to other car makers.
Posted In: Obama, defense, prison
The Department of Defense wants to spend nearly $200 million to upgrade facilities at Guantanamo Bay. President Obama wants to shut it down for good. We take a look at the numbers behind the planet's most expensive prison.
Posted In: state budgets, Ohio
State tax receipts have rebounded and are set to exceed the pre-recession peaks. After severe budget cutbacks, states are spending the new money on...what?
Posted In: natural gas, fracking, North Dakota, Black Gold Boom
Natural gas prices are at a two-year high. Does this mean even more natural gas in our lives?
Posted In: waiting
An industry is devoted to occupying your time while you're on hold, waiting for customer service. But the best on-hold experience? Not being put on hold.
Posted In: advertising, billboard
On the day digital billboards spread news of the Boston Marathon bombing among Boston drivers, a judge's decision turned off digital billboards in Los Angeles. Cities and advertising companies argue over the bright billboards' value.
Posted In: black market, toner
The arrest of a man for selling $370,000 worth of toner cartridges is a reminder that there are all sorts of mundane materials and products that have a second life on the black market.
Posted In: raj chetty, Economics
Raj Chetty just won the John Bates Clark Medal for economists under the age of 40. We walk with him through one of his experiments that shed light on how people make economic decisions.